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stories. >> i am as frustrated and angry as anyone with the flawed launch of healthcare.gov. >> defending the roll out of healthcare.gov as the president prepares to taugh toue affordable care act in boston. >> president obama will make another pitch for his healthcare reform. let's take you live now to boston, and the president is speaking shortly. in fact, that's where former massachusetts governor and presidential candidate mitt romney, as you might remember, signed the law seen as a model for the affordable care act. let's take you now to the president. >> it's good to be back in boston. it's good to be back in boston because one of america's best governors introduced me, de valuval patrick. [applause] it's good to see congressman bill keating here, give bill a big round of applause. [applause] i want to praise somebody who was not here. i just left him. he wears his heart on his sleeve. he loves this city so much, and it shows in what he's been doing for years now, one of america's best mayors, tom benita. and it's good to see all of you. you know, i was just at the airport, devall
for the healthcare.com debacle. the applicants financial data could be compromised. >> would you shutdown the system and give a security test. >> no sir if you read the memo. >> >> i have read it. >> the weekly testing of the devices and including interface testings daily and weekly scans are going on. taken together the problems with the launch have given the republicans an opening to regain footing. >> it's the president's ultimate spoferencibility, correct. spoferencibility -- responsibilities correct. >> he is the president and he is responsible for the program. >> he is responsible for the problems at the website. he is angry about it and he said that those problems are fixed mid november according to the officals. sebilius was asked if the problems with the website would cause a delay. pushing back the deadline where everyone must have health insurance or face a fine. sebelius says there is americansty of time for everyone to get insurance. they are not going to push back the dea deadline. >> mike viqueira at the white house. >> some states are having problems with the affordable care act. one
healthcare overha overhaul. you will hear from real people with real cancellation letters. the house over site committee revealed on day one of the obama care exchanges only six americans, only six people signed up for it and that's not the only embarrassing part. it's a pathetic part of it. we bring in our studio audience. good to see everybody. is there one liberal here? i am just looking for one, that will admit that the american people were lied to? if you like your plan, doug show them. >> didn't tell the truth about it and it is clear we got to figure out why and what we do about it. but we have to make the law work. we can't just trash obama. >> it's the law of the land. >> slavery was the law of the land, too, but we overturned those. >> you admit we were lied to? >> clear. >> if you like your plan you can keep your plan. >> the average family per family per savings per year $2,500. a lie? >> yeah. >> $900 billion cost? lie? >> clearly not the case. >> the web site will be user friendly. >> give them until the end of november to see if it becomes. >> you said that the day before t
is losing their right to healthcare coverage, and no insurance company will be able to deny you coverage. those days are over, and that's the truth. >> defending and selling. a two pronged attack to fix america easy healthcare exchange. no money, but why some social security recipients are not celebrating. cleanup, why they're celebrating. where the trash goes next. >> an object, believed to be a meet error right fell at a farm in new jersey. >> remembering a moment in broadcasttivity. broadcast history. >> more outrage tonight over the problems with the affordable care act and the president and his administration are promising once again to fix them. the system has been plagued by glitches since day one, and it was offline, even as the secretary of health and human services was grilled by the committee. and meanwhile, the president launched another defense from boston. mike has more on the story. >> reporter: the president's hss secretary called the website a debacle today, john. even as the president was defending the law, and drawing parallels with another high-profile launch that had
for the healthcare plan. elizabeth prann is live in washington. good morning. >> kathleen sebelius will likely face tough and honest questioning facing a house committee hearing today. while the house ahealth and humn secretary says there are problems with the web site she is working hard to fix them but the glitches continue. healthcare.gov suffered another outage last night. they want more answers. the commerce committee he among others wants to see changes in leadership. >> i hope we hear from tomorrow a resignation. i heard theirs is extraordinary level of government even by extraordinary standards. >> they have resignation demands by dozens of republican law americas in a statement in prepared testimony ahead of the hearing accept bell why yo sebe not lived up to the expectation of the american people and is not ak acceptedable. we are committed to ficcing the problems as soon as possible. owe b we will hear updates on the aggressive work being done to improve the federal layout. patti ann, ainsley, back to you. >> thank you so much. elizabeth prann live for us in washington this morning. >>>
it is yours. dagen: we are staying on top of this toy. the president's health-care law on capitol hill and there's a lot of fire being thrown. connell: you have been watching kathleen sebelius on what happened with the launch of obamacare. >> in these early weeks, access to healthcare.gov has been a miserably frustrating experience for too many americans including many who avoided years, there's the entire life for the security of health insurance. i am as frustrated and angry as anyone with the flawed launch of healthcare.gov. let me sail directly to these americans you deserve better. i apologize. i am accountable to you for fixing these problems and committed turn your confidence back. dagen: talking about falling on your sword, kathleen sebelius looking to shoulder the blame for problems with the rollout of the health exchanges. continue to breakdown. connell: we will go back live as things heat up in the q&a, rich edson has been monitoring the whole thing and he joins us from washington d.c. with a latest on capitol hill. rich: she is confident by november 30th they will have
to healthcare and possibly same sex marriage i think is a very exciting time for virginia. >> i'm at george mason. >> reporter: in the final days before people head to the polls the race is tight with mcauliff showing a slight edge. democrats have continued to throw punches on women's health issues and abortion. >> we must make sure women have access to the quality healthcare. >> the women's issues are not on ken's agenda and he has very little control over them. >> reporter: virginia, traditionally, has been a red state, but has turned purple in the last decade. >> you can bring this home, you can make this happen but you have got to make sure that everybody goes out on tuesday. >> reporter: in arlington, sue rae chin, wusa9. >> the republican also spent his sunday campaigning. ken couch nellie -- couch, told supporters voting for his opponent is a vote for obamacare. we will have all the coverage you need from now until the results tuesday night. of course on tv and all of our newscasts and on wusa9.com. >>> former secretary of state hillary clinton is not announcing a run for the preside
stories. >> i'm as frustrated and angry as anyone with the flawed launch of healthcare.gov. >> the health secretary apologize and defends the roll out of the federal healthcare website. >> we built the affordable care act on this template of proven bipartisan success. >> and the president goes to boston to tell americans the affordable care act is working. >> new questions of spying that involve google and yahoo. >> we're going to see this through. president obama vows to fix the problems with the website atet center of his healthcare reform act. he spoke at the nathaniel hall, the same place that governor mitt romney signed that law which was the model for the affordable care act. mike viqueira joins us now from the white house. mike, over to you. >> reporter: the president went on offense with all its problems andrew a parallel with a through had its glitches. president obama said the comparison still holds. >> because you guys had a proven model that we built the affordable care act on this template. >> reporter: the president spoke in the same spot that mitt romney, his former rival,
. it was only partially resolved, as health secretary kathleen sebelius is grilled about healthcare.gov. derek valcourt has more on how the site is updating marylanders. but first, danielle nottingham reports on the face-off between sebelius and frustrated people. >> health and human services secretary kathleen sebelius says they are working 24/7 to get health care.gov working properly. >> you deserve better. i apologize. >> she blamed the problems with a problem with the verizon server but said she is ultimately responsible. >> i am as frustrated and angry as anyone. >> reporter: cbs obtained this memo from september 27th. it discusses incomplete security testing on the website, but still recommends an october 1st launch. >> you have exposed millions of americans because you all, according to your memo, believed it was an acceptable risk. >> reporter: secretary sebelius says it authorizes and consumer information is secure. president obama travels to washington to defend his signature healthcare law. he pointed to the slow start in massachusetts, when the state successfully reformed its healt
must control key aspects of american life. healthcare and the economy being the top two. thus, the end justifies the means in trying to do that. thus, mr. obama keeps saying you can keep your old insurance plan if you like it. even though you can't. ifyour plan doesn't include the federal mandates that are being imposed. now, talking points and many others have pointed that out again and again. we pointed out that obama care will cause many americans, perhaps most, major inconvenience and higher healthcare expense. rarely does the president mention higher deductibles and co-pays for his health program. even though mr. obama's propaganda has been exposed, he doesn't seem to care. instead of being chastened he is emboldened, why? because the president believes that his vision for america, including healthcare for all, is more noble than any truthful statement. and so he justifies his actions, even if deceit is involved. that was clear yesterday when the president said. this. toted the affordable care act requires insurance companies to abide by some the strongest consumer protections thi
. americans may not be able to keep their healthcare plans under the obama care. they have known this since 2010. kelly wright joins us now from washington with more on the huge blow to americans. >> good morning to you. the affordable care act continues to prove problematic. the president always promised if you already had health insurance you could keep your plan no matter what. now it turns out it is a promise that can be broken and likely will. there are some existing healthcare plans that people do have that don't qualify for obama care. they are pushing legislation to help consumers keep their current plan. it is causing critics to lash out at the president after lengthening the enrollment period to avoid 6 weeks to avoid fines. >> this is a law the president continues to revisit the law, he continues to make changes. this is a time to give every american an opportunity to delay it a year. >> the president still saying wd to sign up for it. >> you lack at the number of young people who want health insurance who are having trouble affording it. secretary kathleen seb beal why yous will
conferees held their first formal meeting. secretary sebelius testified before congress on healthcare.gov. nsa officials testified as well on their spying programs. the farm bill conferees have begin negotiations. what is your top story this week? we will go through the papers on "washington journal." we want to know what you think the most important story is. , numbers on your phone. us on social media or leave a comment on our twitter feed. make a comment on our facebook page. address --r e-mail our lead story in the washington post is restrained nsa. mounting revelations about the extent of federal surveillance. push forving her a new significant legislative action from an industry that long tried to stay above the fray in washington. after months of calling for the government to be more transparent about its surveillance programs, tech leaders have begun demanding substantial new restraints on the national security agenc y's collection of information across the globe. the pivot marks and aggressive new posture -- marks and aggressive new posture. attentionvoting more to blunting p
or not they could keep their healthcare and this is suddenly discovered and blown up and said don't worry about it, these are bad apple insurerrers. you can do away with those policies. we can get you new ones. the more serious thing here is, really, this is a manifest act of incompetence on the part of the administration. but more seriously it goes to his credibility, which goes to character, which goes to integrity. last week, the president of the united states left office because he had failed to tell the truth about a major matter we are told three years mislead presidential the people people. people were told you can keep your doctors and insurance. they were not telling the truth. they were systematically deceiving the american people. i don't know how you lead a country after you have done that. >> so what -- as he sits here tonight in his second term having been reelected what difference does it make to him? >> you know, in the last -- that's when you get when i point out the arrogance. he is sitting up there in boston and you know what he is saying to himself? so what if he is asked about
care website to none at all. the federal government is shutting down healthcare.gov, center pose for accessing obama care. it will happen thu tomorrow. another wrinkle none theless in a pr disaster. >> the failure of the obama health care launch is a disaster. >> making a first impression that the white house did not want. this matters, obama care affects one- sixths of the u.s. economy. not to mention your own economy. why healthcare.gov is going off line again. >> one of the nation's busiest airports is in the seen. >> it is like a dream. it was not real. it was so intense and not normal to hear that. >> the attack like this tests our resolve and who we are and respond. the line of fire and recovery. >> in moments, the now evidence that the killer may have had a specific target in mind. and a city's response in the face of tragedy becomes a point of national pride for all of us and celebrating boston strong. i am harris faulkner. down again. healthcare.gov that is linking americans to health care exchanges will go off line in a few hours from now. the site will be down for an e
. it's going to be seized onto the republicans anything, your healthcare plan stinks. >> you are correct. the republicans do not have to enhance any acquisition and make about this. on the other hand, you have not heard from that collection of people who could not get any coverage because they had a pre-existing condition. you have not heard from the collection of people that were going to the emergency room when their problem had become critical. you're just not heard from the people who among longer have to carry their kids at their expense. all of that is what democrats were running for reelection and election will be selling. they are going to defend the plan. the problem is, will obama defend the plan? he seems to have disappeared all of a sudden. >> well, that for the website is for. go to the website and you can get a better deal. >> it to healthcare. it's not a rollout of something else. >> keep in mind, we have medicare, which rules the same way. with any degree of intelligence, one would have used that as the initial entry model. you would be using a program that al
with no morning pre-k due to heavy fog east of the bay bridge. >>> congress grills healthcare.gov's point person. a cabinet secretary is taking the blame for the website's failures even as americans continue to struggle to use it to sign up online. it's danielle nottingham with the latest for wjz. >> health and human services secretary kathleen sebelius said computer specialists are working 24/7 to get healthcare.gov working properly. >> you deserve better. i apologize. >> sebelius blame d the slowness of the site on robs with a ver vie verizon server. >> i'm angry. >> cbs news obtained this internal government memo from september 27th. it discusses incomplete security testing on the website. >> we have exposed millions of americans because you-all, according to your memo believed it was an acceptable risk. >> secretary sebelius said the memo authorizes further testing and consumer information is secure. >> it's not just on capitol hill, frustration is high for maryland counting on coverage. here is derek valcourt with more. >> waitress cathy kelly one of millions accounting on the affordable
across the entire country in less than 30 hours. >>> but we begin with a one month birthday of healthcare.gov. now we're learning just how serious problems were at launch time. documents released by house republicans appear to show that just six people were able to especially roll for health insurance on the opening day. about a day later, 248. this is a country of over 314 million people. notes from internal meetings describe the widespread issues among them the high volume on the website, troubles with direct enrollment and problems with the va system and credit check information. the administration says it expected early enrollment numbers to be low. officials are pushing back on the report saying the douncumen are just notes and not official numbers. the white house continues to point to massachusetts where just 123 people enrolled in the state's health care program in its first month, that number steadily grew. but circle this date on your calendar. november 30th. that's when the agency in charge of the site says it would be ready with all the fixes to all the glitches. some analysts
.m. >> at today's white house briefing, secretary jay carney answered questions about healthcare.gov. also senate legislation to ban workplace discrimination against gay people. this is an hour and 10 minutes. >> do we have some fans here? there must be. but a call for the chicago blackhawks event. anyone who is going there should not feel badly at all if they get up and leave. i will understand. or we could just end it when it is time to go. it is up to you. a couple of toppers for you on this good monday. tomorrow, the president will host a meeting in the roosevelt room with top business leaders to discuss the importance of getting immigration reform done. immigration reform will reduce the deficit by nearly $850 billion over the first 20 years and it will grow the economy by $1.4 trillion over 20 years, which adds 5.4% to the gdp by 2033. it has broad bipartisan support from democrats and republicans, labor leaders, law enforcement, and faith leaders. the president is willing to work with the blonde both sides of the aisle to get things done. it is good for business. it is good for our economy
desperately you need affordable coverage. i want to assure you that healthcare.gov can and will be fixed, and we're working around the clock to deliver the shopping experience that you deserve. >> reporter: a lot of indignation, and umbridge on the part of the republicans. the irony when this website is up and functioning it will help millions of people to enroll in the affordable care act. dave camp is the republican chairman of this committee. from michigan. he wants to know how many people have been successful in going through the website and obtaining insurance. >> do you not know? do you know have any idea how many people have enrolled? >> folks are still in the process of enrolling, but in the state base exchange and the federal exchange. we'll have knows numbers in the middle of november. >> are you getting those numbers? >> not yet. >> you have no numbers on who has enrolled? so you have no idea? >> we'll have those numbers available mid-november. >> reporter: the administration of course knows how many people have been successful in going through the website. they just don't wan
with health care. but with unitedhealthcare, i get information on quality rated doctors, treatment options and estimates for how much i'll pay. that helps me, and my guys, make better decisions. i don't like guesses with my business, and definitely not with our health. innovations that work for you. that's health in numbers. unitedhealthcare. you may be muddling through allergies. try zyrtec-d®. powerful relief of nasal congestion and other allergy symptoms -- all in one pill. zyrtec-d®. at the pharmacy counter. >>> welcome back to "early start," everyone. dramatic testimony in a trial of a utah doctor accused of drugging and drowning his wife to be with the mistress. now jurors are hearing from the other woman and her mother. cnn's jean casarez was in the courtroom. >> reporter: day two of gypsy willis' testimony took the jury back, a secret along with michele and the rest of the family before and after her death. >> were you exchanging terms of endearment in texts? >> i expect so, yes. >> i love you, wish you were here at work? >> probably. >> reporter: martin is accused of murdering h
, over 400 people are promoted every day. healthcare starting under $40 a month. i got education benefits. i work at walmart. i'm a pharmacist. sales associate. i manage produce. i work in logistics. there's more to walmart than you think. vo: opportunity. that's the real walmart. >>> welcome back. the fight over obama care. health and human services secretary kathleen sebelius drew the hometown hostilely on capitol hill and president obama had better luck in massachusetts. speaking this afternoon in boston he under score theed similarities, tauted the web fits and criticism he over sold and knowledge the healthcare.gov website is a mess. >> look, there is no denying it. right now, the website is too slow. too many people have gotten stuck and i'm not happy about it. and neither are a lot of americans who need healthcare and they are trying to figure out how they can sign up as quickly as possible. so there is no excuse for it. and i take full responsibility for making sure it gets fixed asap. we are working over time to improve it every day. >> well, that was only part of what he said.
into the healthcare.gov website, click an tell us what happened. we'll be monitoring your responses throughout the show and read several of them tonight on live tv. send your experiences, the good, the bad or the ugly to facebook.com/the fivefnc or tweet us, #thefive. >>> secretary sebelius -- it was down all day. when i left it was still down. >> she didn't explain what the problems were. you think she would know and say we've trouble shot these couple problems. we'll have them fixed by this time. no, it was down her entire testimony. then she was asked multiple times if she would go into the exchanges and, eric, her response was that would be illegal. by the way, it's not illegal, madam secretary, for you to go into the exchange. then she was asked if the president is to blame if the buck stops with her boss. her response was whatever. she couldn't answer any of the questions. i thought it was a terrible testimony. but again, obama using a woman in his cabinet as a human shield. >> by the way, we'll get a lot of that sound on tape in a couple of minutes. but bob, go ahead, your thoughts on s
the maryland healthcare connection outreach van, as it makes its final stop here in maryland. >> reporter: even without technical computer glitches, understanding all of those insurance plans can be complicated. that's why federal and state lawmakers are calling for more changes to help smooth out the rocky enrollment road. >> reporter: lawmakers on capitol hill had tough criticism for the woman who runs medicare and medicaid services. the agency in charge are the troubled healthcare.gov website. >> i think this was designed to fail from the beginning. >> there is a disaster a rollout that is occurring. >> reporter: while some in congress call for delays to enrollment deadlines. >> the bottom line conclusion is, this health care gov website is fixable. >> for many marylanders. >> i'm trying to find out what they are. >> using the state's own online health insurance exchange website. teens enrolling have been touring the state, answering questions. >> the average person doesn't know all about insurance, what their options are, or even that they're eligible. >> reporter: in som
with the president's affordable healthcare act continue. and lawmakers aren't happy. even as efforts are under way here in maryland to help people enroll in insurance plans. derek valcourt is there and explains. hi, derek. >> hi. problems are there from the start. many federal and state lawmakers continue to push for changes to help smooth what so far has been a rocky enrollment road. >> every contractor. >> reporter: lawmakers on capitol hill had tough criticism for the woman who runs medicare and medicaid services. the agency in charge of the troubled healthcare.gov website. >> i think it was designed to fail from the beginning. >> there is a disaster of a rollout that is occurring. >> reporter: while some call for delays in enrollment to deadlines, the administration promises service will improve. >> the bottom line is this healthcare gov website is improvable. >> i'm trying to figure out. >> enrolling in the plan means enrolling in the state's own online state website. teams familiar with that website have been touring the state. >> the average person doesn't know all about insurance, what th
her to release documents related to the healthcare.gov website. we're pretty sure the secretary's reaction went something like this. >> you clearly -- whatever. >> right, whatever. and the same could be said of senator ted cruz, the would-be grim reaper of the affordable care act. keeping himself busy denying the crass political calculation behind his entire reckless shutdown fiasco. >> people were saying you did it for political reasons because you want to run for president, but do you? >> look, my focus is on 2016 -- jobs and economic growth. >> saying that you did everything because you want to run for president. >> you know -- >> that's not a conversation you want to have yet, or -- >> there is a classic political strategy that if you can't defend the substance, you try to change the topic. >> do you want to run for president? >> my focus is on the u.s. senate. >> yes. of course, it is. pay no attention to the man behind the curtain. let's get right to our panel. here in new york, is msnbc contributor joy reid. managing editor of the grio.com. in washington, msnbc political
who hate paperwork. we were promised you wouldn't have to deal with this if you have a good healthcare plan. nobody talked about, there's junk healthcare plans that don't cover hospitalization, that don't cover anything, really, and people like it because they haven't been sick. i am with eleanor on this. i think it will be duked out in the end on what your values are. african americans are for this because they need it. the working poor, they don't have health insurance and the whites are the other group in this case, they are against it. this will be duked out. you want health insurance or not from the government? >> mort. >> let me give you a factual. determine whether or not you were full-time or part-time work. the first six months of last year, these are labor statistics, we created jobs and lost 97,000 full-time jobs. now, we created, it balanced out a little bit, but that is a direct reflection of the anticipation that part-time jobs are not going to be covered by this insurance program. so in terms of employment, 65% of the jobs this year are part- time jobs. this is all a r
the problem-plagued healthcare.gov website for a grueling 3 1/2 hours. she said the system is getting better, but the gop wasn't buying it. susan mcginnis is in washington with the latest. susan, good morning. >> good morning, anne-marie. it was a 3 1/2-hour spectacle with several references to "the wizard of oz" with kathleen sebelius being from kansas. so many wanted to get their questions in that they each got two minutes each in a rapidfire fashion in order to get all the questions out. meanwhile throughout kathleen sebelius's testimony, the healthcare.gov website was down. kathleen sebelius is promising to fix the government's troubled health care website. >> let me say directly to the americans you deserve better. i apologize. >> one month after the launch americans still can't navigate healthcare.gov. >> it's been down during the whole time you i've been testifying. >> during the hearing, michigan's representative mike rogers questioned sebelius about the website. a medicare official wrote from a security perspective, the aspects of the system that were not tested due to the ongoing d
and register. and the healthcare.gov lady her disappearance is a mystery. no one has tracked her down and the administration will not release her identity or information or name. >> she's out of a gig. as the hour rolls along we'll try to log on to the healthcare.gov. alisyn or new jersey or new york. >> new jersey, and i have done it for an hour and haven't been able to and just seeing that error message. >> i will try new york for the next hour or so and let you know how you do. send us a tweet at bill hemmer. >> or to me at allyson camerota. >>> a british man is arrested and charged with hacking in several u.s. agencies. including nasa. 28-year-old loweri love and his partner stole the information of thousands of government employees including military service members. the motive was to disrupt the operations and infrastructure of the u.s. government. it is not clear if love tried to sell or profit from it in any way. >>> remember all of the federal workers who filed for unemployment in the 16 day shut down. they are told they have to give the money back because they received back
. >> millions of americans are visiting healthcare.gov, which is great news. unfortunate unfortunately, the site was only designed to handle six users at the time. >> they revealed the website wait times are getting dramatically better, though it's interesting on monday, the president will be addressing his political organization ofa on health care, a sign he still needs to rev up his political base. >> ed, thank you. >> ultimately, all of the obama care problems are not about politics but about people. tonight, senior national correspondent john roberts introduces us to some who are facing life-changing decisions because of the new law. >> betsy could be the poster child for the unintended consequences of obama care. >> i was very happy with my plan. but then i got the letter saying it was no longer available and i would need to choose a new one. >> her plan was dropped because it didn't include maternity care. she's 52, her son is 24, and she doesn't plan to have more kids. to replace the coverage she has, her premiums would go up from $454 a month to $871. her options on the obama care websit
. the trouble with the healthcare website and the promise to fix it. going too far. members of congress send a message to the nsa. what about the spying on allies? plus... wall street record. stocks to all all time high. invasion of the locust. >> we begin with pay policy jeez and anger over the affordable care act. the first time since the problematic rollout four weeks ago, the obama administration is apologizing but that did little to ease the outrage on capitol hill. mike viqueira is standing by >> reporter: it's gone from a proud moment to an embarrassing episode for president obama and his administration. now, a top official concedes it's about more than just glitches. >> at first, they blamed unexpected volume, calling it a sign of public enthusiasm. now, four weeks into launch, the official in charge of the website offered this: >> to the millions of americans who have attempted to use healthcare.gov to shop and enroll in healthcare coverage, i want to apologize to you that the website has not worked as well as it should. >> that isn't good enough for republicans who say the faults
official concedes the problems plaguing healthcare.gov have crippled its launch. good evening. i'm gwen ifill. >> woodruff: and i'm judy woodruff. also ahead this tuesday, top intelligence officials before a separate house panel faced a barrage of questions about n.s.a. surveillance of u.s. allies. >> ifill: and one year after superstorm sandy, what american cities can learn from the netherlands, as they prepare for the next big storm. >> test test test for newshour. testing testing. >> you are quite surprised to see a city like new york, so many people expose and no levees and no protection at all, that was astonishing to me. >> ifill: those are just some of the stories we're covering on tonight's pbs newshour. >> major funding for the pbs newshour has been provided by: moving our economy for 160 years. bnsf, the engine that connects us. >> united healthcare-- online at uhc.com. >> the william and flora hewlett foundation, working to solve social and environmental problems at home and around the world. >> and with the ongoing support of these institutions and foundations. and... >> thi
who does good work and compare costs. it can also work that way with healthcare. with united healthcare, i get information on quality ratings of doctors, treatment options and estimates for how much i'll pay. that helps me and my guys make informed decisions. i don't like guesses with my business and definitely not with our health. that's health in numbers. united healthcare. >> support also comes from carnegie corporation of new york, a foundation created to do what andrew carnegie called "real and permanent good." celebrating 100 years of philanthropy at carnegie.org. >> and with the ongoing support of these institutions and foundations. and... >> this program was made possible by the corporation for public broadcasting. and by contributions to your pbs station from viewers like you. thank you. >> ifill: the secretary of health and human services was called before congress today to defend problems with the new health care overhaul. kathleen sebelius said the program's website has been a debacle, but she also faced a host of other questions. "newshour" congressional correspo
, millions of americans are already benefitting, and they're benefits that are not tied to healthcare.gov. so madam secretary, let's clarify what's working despite healthcare.gov. is it correct to say that many of the improvements that the aca makes to employer coverage and to medicare where the vast majority of americans receive their coverage are not dependent on healthcare.gov? >> that's correct. >> so the delays and problems with healthcare.gov do not affect the millions of individuals thanks to the aca who no longer have to worry about lifetime monetary caps on their coverage that previously seventh them to bankruptcy? >> that's absolutely true. i think the quote that the president was quoted recently saying, if you have health care, you can -- you don't have to sign up for the new marketplace, was referring to the large portion, the 95% of insured americans whose plans are solid, stay in place, and move forward. >> i understand the frustration with the website. what i don't understand is why people are not similarly outraged by the lack of medicaid coverage in many of our states. do you
. >> kathleen sebelius faced tough questions over healthcare.gov , the glitchy website where millions of americans are supposed to buy coverage. they spent $118 million on the site and $56 million more on it support yet the system does not know how to give an accurate price for healthcare. while president obama is in boston promoting the system and doing damage control. the president obama spot at nathaniel hall where it all started seven years ago, mitt romney signed the massachusetts health reform law which the obamacare is modeled after. >>> signing up 3 million young healthy people in the first year. that group of people is so important that the government has recruited hollywood heavyweights to lure them in with videos. >> seduced by one side. >> my company's healthcare, it doesn't cover mammograms. >> the aca covers preventive care for women's health. >> scared by the other. >> take your pants off. >> the online site to attract obamacare's most crucial buyers, the young and healthy like these filmmakers in los angeles. >> i think people in our age group are more concerned with t
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every day. healthcare starting under $40 a month. i got education benefits. i work at walmart. i'm a pharmacist. sales associate. i manage produce. i work in logistics. there's more to walmart than you think. vo: opportunity. that's the real walmart. . >>> is it a record? details of this monster wave and the man riding it is coming up. documents showing the administration was warned about the obama care website a month before its disastrous debut. our situation room special report. obama care under fire. that's coming up right at the top of the hour. wheat us. use the hash tag sit room. ♪ norfolk southern what's your function? ♪ ♪ hooking up the country helping business run ♪ ♪ trains! they haul everything, safely and on time. ♪ tracks! they connect the factories built along the lines. and that means jobs, lots of people, making lots and lots of things. let's get your business rolling now, everybody sing. ♪ norfolk southern what's your function? ♪ ♪ helping this big country move ahead as one ♪ ♪ norfolk southern how's that function? ♪ her busy saturday be
and his top health official take responsibility for the healthcare website debacle. i'm susan mcginnis on capitol hill where lawmakers grilled health and human services secretary kathleen sebelius over the problem. ,,,,,,,, over the next 40 years the united states population is going to grow by over 90 million people, and almost all that growth is going to be in cities. what's the healthiest and best way for them to grow so that they really become cauldrons of prosperity and cities of opportunity? what we have found is that if that family is moved into safe, clean affordable housing, places that have access to great school systems, access to jobs and multiple transportation modes then the neighborhood begins to thrive and then really really take off. the oxygen of community redevelopment is financing. and all this rebuilding that happened could not have happened without organizations like citi. citi has formed a partnership with our company so that we can take all the lessons from the revitalization of urban america to other cities. so we are now working in chicago and in washing
, healthcare.gov this is where you go if you don't have insurance, to shop for a policy, it has had props glitches they were first called. the administration said this was all about the enthusiasm on the part of the public, so many people are logging on, it just can't handle it. now they are admitted that there are serious problems. they have assign add czar to looking after it. they are say it is bulk of these problems will be fixed by the end of november. boomage while, the head of the cms has this to say. >> i want to apologize to you that the website has not worked as well as it should. we know highway you need affordable coverage. we are working around the clock to deliver the shopping experience that you deserve. >> and a no small irony, many people have pointed 24 out, that republicans have tried to defund the government in order to kill the affordable care act, obama-care as they would have it, are now holding a series of hearings wondering what in the world is wrong with this website, why people can't get on and buy the insurance that they are trying to kill to take away. dave ca
you. one thing i will say we blew it on the roll out of healthcare.gov. how are we going to fix it. but the tone was remarkable. it is a acknowledgment that this is the law of the land and we have to improve it. and even though all of my republican colleagues opposed the law, their questions had an underlying primis and this is the law and they will hold the things that administration is accountable for and rightly so. >> congressman, in addition to the tech california glitches that you admitted to. democrats and kathleen sebelius said they blew. it but the president blew it. he said if you like your health care plan you keep it. the washington post awarded him four pinnochios and he knew it was not true before he continued if you like it. you keep. it millions of people are kicked off their insurance plan. is there a lingering credibility problem as a result of that promise? >> there is for folks that are opposed to the law. and here is the explanation. there are standards that apply to insurance policys that you and i buy. there were none before and a lot of americans were ripped
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